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We are delighted to inform you that Irish Welcome Tours merged with the London based tour operator Hotels & More, a leading B2B inbound tour operator for Great Britain and Ireland.

Karin Urban MD of Hotels & More and John Waldron MD of Irish Welcome Tours

Karin Urban MD of Hotels & More and John Waldron MD of Irish Welcome Tours

This new partnership combining Hotels & More, alongside the Irish Welcome Tours key brands of Authentic Vacations, Hotels Ireland and Irish Horizons, strengthens our presence within the Irish market and propels us forward to become the market leader for the destinations of UK and Ireland.

Hotels & More is a leading inbound tour operator for group tours and individual travellers which are sold through a network of European business partners. Specialising in the UK and Ireland, it provides a turnkey solution for its partners including accommodation, coach hire, ferry crossings, tour guides and entry to tourist attractions. The company is the largest operator of inbound UK holidays from the German market. Based in Harrow, Middlesex, Hotels & More brings more than 100,000 guests to the UK and Ireland a year across approximately 2,700 separate groups.

Irish Welcome Tours, and Hotels & More, are fully committed to continue providing the professional and efficient service the industry has come to expect, as we facilitate all client needs throughout the region and further afield.

Irish Welcome Tours will continue to be managed independently by John Waldron, Irish Welcome Tours Managing Director, who will work closely with Karin Urban, Hotels & More Managing Director, to deliver best in class travel solutions to their clients.

Karin Urban, Managing Director of Hotels & More, commented; “Ireland continues to be an exciting and sought after destination and with their local market expertise and reputation we view Irish Welcome Tours as the perfect partner. Together we will continue to grow our market position delivering innovative products and services for our clients across our family of brands.”

John Waldron, Managing Director of Irish Welcome Tours, commented; “Irish Welcome Tours is delighted to be partnering with Hotels & More. The partnership will allow us much broader access to the UK market, which we can offer to our clients in Europe and America. Having boots on the ground in both Ireland & the UK will allow our clients to be the first to hear about new products, more favourable allocations, preferential prices and of course a team of local experts based on site. This a hand in glove marriage, an exciting step in the evolution of our business and we are enthusiastic about the future opportunities available to both parties resulting from the partnership.”

We are all very enthusiastic about these developments and see this as the start of an exciting new chapter for Irish Welcome Tours and all its clients.